SUCCESS STORIES

Here is a collection of inspiring stories from the Employment First program's former participants who have gone on to greater heights in their lives.

Beth Jones

posted Nov 3, 2017, 10:13 AM by Chris Alma Jose   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 2:08 PM ]

Beth Jones

Beth Jones

Jennifer is a very bright and outgoing young lady who always dreamed of working with books. During her years in high school Jennifer explored various places to work in her community but never found the right fit. Once she graduated from school she began receiving services from a job coach provided by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Jennifer

posted Nov 3, 2017, 10:11 AM by Chris Alma Jose   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 2:08 PM ]

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer is a very bright and outgoing young lady who always dreamed of working with books. During her years in high school Jennifer explored various places to work in her community but never found the right fit. Once she graduated from school she began receiving services from a job coach provided by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Tess Robinson

posted Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 AM by Chris Alma Jose   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 2:09 PM ]

Tess Robinson

Tess Robinson

For Tess Robinson, what began as a cafeteria aide has evolved in to the activity director's assistant. She still helps in the cafeteria and knows most of the senior participants by name. She is a bright spot in these folks' eyes and they are very protective of her. She also helps in the library, calls Bingo numbers at the weekly game, and helps with parties and special events.

Tim

posted Nov 3, 2017, 10:03 AM by Chris Alma Jose   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

Tim

Tim

One of Tim's next goals was to have a job in the community. Tim went through the DVR process and was able to get a job at Goodwill Industries in Cheyenne. Goodwill helped Tim with skills in retail, sorting and most importantly, responsibility. "It felt really good getting that first paycheck. I liked having money in my pocket that I earned myself."

Jordan

posted Nov 3, 2017, 9:53 AM by Chris Alma Jose   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 10:01 AM ]

Jordan

Jordan

Through the help of a job coach provided by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Jordan was able to acquire a position at the local Walmart. Jordan is not the typical associate, states his supervisor Sherry, rather, he is a role model for all other employees. Jordan is always on time for work, very customer service oriented and well appreciated by his co-workers.

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